XXXI Double Bass Symposium

Giuseppe Ettore

Giuseppe Ettore is the first double bass soloist at the Orchestra of La Scala of Milan, an active soloist and chamber musician. He studied with Professor Leonello Godoli and Maestro Franco Petracchi.

Winner of the ARD competition of Bavaria in 1991, he also won the II prize at the "Bottesini" competition in Parma, in 1989.

He recorded the works of Bach, Rossino, Bottesini, Berio, Henze, and Piazzolla on two solo albums of the label NBB Records. He shows interest in modern musical forms from Jazz to New Age, working also with Bobby McFerrin and Stefano Bollani. The CD "Sextet" (Decam-Tdd/Edel) contains sixteen of his own compositions for solo double bass, harp, piano, and percussion.

 In the educational field, he teaches in Milan at the "Accademia della Scala" and "Scuola Musicale", and he is active in giving master classes in Italy and abroad.

 Since the Summer of 2016, he has been teaching in the "Accademia Chigiana of Siena", and since September 2017 he has been appointed as Visiting International Chair in Double bass at Birmingham Conservatoire (UK).

 He plays an instrument made by Custode Marcucci (1890).